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Superbowl Sunday Presidential Trivia
Did you know that Gerald R. Ford received offers from two professional football teams, the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers? 
  He chose instead to take a position as boxing coach and assistant varsity football coach at Yale hoping to attend law school there. 
In his youth, Jerry earned “All-City” and “All-State” honors at South High School in Grand Rapids before joining the team at the University of Michigan as a center.  Ford won the Meyer Morton Trophy, awarded to the outstanding freshman player in spring practice, in his first year as a Wolverine. He made the varsity squad the next year and in 1934 he got the starting position. Although he had high hopes for his senior year since the team won the national championship in both 1932 and 1933, injuries hit the offense and the defense struggled. “We lost seven of our eight ball games,” Ford later reflected on his final season at Michigan. “But what really hurt was that my teammates, after the end of the season, voted me the most valuable player. I didn’t know whether to smile or sue.” (ARC Identifier 186975)
-from the Ford Library

Gerry Ford’s presidential library is the best. As is that man’s hair.

ourpresidents:

Superbowl Sunday Presidential Trivia

Did you know that Gerald R. Ford received offers from two professional football teams, the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers?

 
He chose instead to take a position as boxing coach and assistant varsity football coach at Yale hoping to attend law school there.

In his youth, Jerry earned “All-City” and “All-State” honors at South High School in Grand Rapids before joining the team at the University of Michigan as a center.

Ford won the Meyer Morton Trophy, awarded to the outstanding freshman player in spring practice, in his first year as a Wolverine. He made the varsity squad the next year and in 1934 he got the starting position.

Although he had high hopes for his senior year since the team won the national championship in both 1932 and 1933, injuries hit the offense and the defense struggled. “We lost seven of our eight ball games,” Ford later reflected on his final season at Michigan. “But what really hurt was that my teammates, after the end of the season, voted me the most valuable player. I didn’t know whether to smile or sue.”

(ARC Identifier 186975)

-from the Ford Library

Gerry Ford’s presidential library is the best. As is that man’s hair.

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February 3, 2013 // 19:02 // 1 year ago
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